Bartholomews Meadery

Earlier in the year I took a road trip through the South West of WA and had a wonderful time discovering the various sights and delicious produce available. On my way to Denmark I stopped in to Bartholomews Meadery. They sell all kinds of natural honey, honey variants like chocolate honey (they do . . . → Read More: Bartholomews Meadery

Media Release: Rochelle Adonis Launches Garden Lunch Menu

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On the 7th of October, Rochelle Adonis will be launching a brand new garden lunch menu that will be available Tuesday to Sunday between 11 am – 3 pm. Unlike the Rochelle Adonis High Tea which requires booking 48 hours prior, no bookings are required . . . → Read More: Media Release: Rochelle Adonis Launches Garden Lunch Menu

Media Release: Your Tea - New Cafe Tea Range

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Here at Your Tea, we do things differently to most.

We create modern tea blends using ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine principles.

Just as nature intended, we pluck herbs and tea leaves from the earth and and straight to you… for your body’s deserved consumption. Delicious indeed… in every which way.

Our philosophy is quite . . . → Read More: Media Release: Your Tea – New Cafe Tea Range

Bistro des Artistes - 26 Sep 2015

Bistro Des Artistes - Charcuterie Board

Alain Fabrègues’ Bistro des Artistes brings a slice of Paris right to the heart of Subiaco. The experience feels authentic from the internal setting to the French staff on hand. The menu offers a good range of dishes but the set menu specials of 2 courses for $45 or 3 for $50 represent excellent value. I decided to try the charcuteries board for the first time which presents a lovely array of little items. I particularly liked the chicken liver pate and the chicken rilletes enjoyed with bread and olive oil. For mains, I chose the Loose Box Beef Cheek which just cuts like butter. The super tender beef cheek takes on the subtle flavour of the red wine though it carries a slight sourness which detracts from the dish. It’s also under-seasoned but fixed with a dash of salt, the smooth mashed potatoes and carrot add further earthiness to the dish but it’s a little underwhelming, though makes a typical winter warmer. For dessert, I chose the creme brûlée though this version also had raspberry. I thought this element spoiled the rich creamy custard as the tartness took over but effectively cut through the richness. When the raspberries disappeared, you could savour the rich creamy vanilla flecked custard, however, it was very rich but really delicious. . . . → Read More: Bistro des Artistes – 26 Sep 2015

Blackbird - 22 Sep 2015

Blackbird - Assiette De Dessert

I really enjoyed my dining experience at Blackbird. The service was warm and friendly and the food was excellent, well worth the money (even at full price) given the quality of the dishes. The samples of the perfectly cooked juicy scallops and croquette were excellent. I really enjoyed my entree of calamari which was soft and tender. It was enjoyed with an interesting fennel, olive, and caper filling. For mains, I really enjoyed the risotto which was soft and creamy and had sufficient seafood to add meatiness to the meal, along with the bits of chorizo which also add a touch of saltiness. To finish, the assiette de dessert presented a range of small dessert offerings which were a little mixed given the high standard of dishes served to this point. The large serving of lemon and coconut cake carried nice flavour but was dense and a tad dry. The profiteroles with English cream were lovely but lacked chocolate sauce to add that touch of sweetness. The thick rich caramel chocolate tart had a lovely dense flavour. The chocolate mousse and vanilla semifreddo were super delicious and really finished the night off strongly. . . . → Read More: Blackbird – 22 Sep 2015

Sushi Wawa - 19 Sep 2015

Sushi Wawa - Popcorn Prawn

I was really happy to stop by and grab some lunch before heading off to Ikea and the nearby Spud Shed for some shopping. I really enjoyed my visit last time and this time was no different. Whilst very busy, it was only a 5 minute wait before I could drool over the plentiful dishes coasting by on the conveyor belt. I had my sights set on the popcorn prawn and was surprised to see it on the conveyor belt so I jumped on that one and really enjoyed the light crumb, but particularly, that slight hum of chilli which takes it to another level. After that I enjoyed some salmon nigiri sushi, 3 mix sashimi, and slightly torched mackerel on rice. I also ordered one of the highlights of the meal, deep fried tofu surrounding rice and lobster. This dish was superb, so full of flavour and moistness. I was pretty full after that selection and left very happy. Quality meal. . . . → Read More: Sushi Wawa – 19 Sep 2015

Palsaik Namoo - 18 Sep 2015

Palsaik Namoo - Beef Bulgogi Combo

The menu presents a range of dishes spanning entrees, soups, bulgogi, and Korean BBQ. I should try Korean BBQ but I opted for the combo which afforded the opportunity to choose some fried dumplings from the entree section and get some beef bulgogi. The fried dumplings are tasty and encase a vegetable filling. The beef bulgogi is tender and delicious, the marinade and juices can be soaked up by the steamed rice. Being a rich dish, the rice, salad, kimchi, soup and refreshing pickled bean sprouts help to take the edge off and add additional flavours, like the slight spicy chilli hit from the kimchi which is excellent. The price is ridiculously cheap for the generous serving and while I polished it off, it was more to not waste food. I was totally stuffed but I was satisfied with my meal and the experience. The venue is lovely and you can people watch while you eat. . . . → Read More: Palsaik Namoo – 18 Sep 2015

Shikisai Japanese Cooking Classes

Shikisai Japanese Cooking Classes

I’d recently travelled to Japan and had a wonderful time. I went on an Intrepid food tour to discover Japanese cuisine, the history, and culture. We also attended a few cooking classes along the way so I can try and recreate some of the delicious dishes we came across. If you can’t make it to . . . → Read More: Shikisai Japanese Cooking Classes

Media Release: BeauVine Oct 2015: Meat - Wine - Music - Art

Beauvine - Meat - Wine - Music - Art

BeauVine: Meat – Wine – Music – Art

An magnificent medley of decadence and delight is set to pop-up on Beaufort Street this October, as BeauVine, Perth’s new meat, wine, music and art festival comes to life.

Brought to you by JumpClimb Events, the team behind The Beaufort Street Festival and award winning Fringe World . . . → Read More: Media Release: BeauVine Oct 2015: Meat – Wine – Music – Art

Dusit Thai - 8 Sep 2015

Dusit Thai - Mixed Thai Desserts

I’ve been to a few Thai restaurants and while I’ve heard good things about Dusit Thai, I didn’t feel the experience lived up to the reputation built up. There are much better Thai restaurants than this. I thought that some of the dishes are not worth the price and there was an inconsistency in execution. The entrees were a great start to the night, different, and were tasty. The beef Massaman curry was tasty but required a ramp up in intensity of flavour, while the deep fried fish fillets in tamarind sauce, while cooked well, could have presented more crunch and more depth of flavour in the tamarind sauce. The papaya salad was really disappointing, moist, but chewy and quite dry in the mouth. The best dish of the night which would do itself proud in any Thai restaurant was the Pad Thai which was delicious. The desserts were a bit of a mixed bag with strong call outs to the delicious mor gang and pumpkin custard, but the thick chewy sticky rice was a let down. Despite getting a 50% discount, I certainly wouldn’t be happy to pay full price from a food perspective. The atmosphere and service though is commendable. . . . → Read More: Dusit Thai – 8 Sep 2015